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Old 11-03-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Stabilizer jack mount on Freedom Express 248RBS

The stabilizer jacks on our new 248RBS are bolted to what appears to be 3/16 steel plate welded to the frame. The center of the stabilizer jack weight support point is about 2.5 inches off the center of the frame. This results in a less stable trailer because of the flex of the mounting plate. Are all FE built like this or were my jacks installed incorrectly? Is there a recommended way to mount the jacks.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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Update.
Tried to get an answer from dealer. Referred me to factory
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:44 AM   #3
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See if the warranty contact can help answer your question. You may need to provide pictures of what you're seeing:

https://dealers.forestriverinc.com/D...nformation.pdf
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:21 PM   #4
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Got a fair picture so thought I would post here.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:50 AM   #5
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Got a fair picture so thought I would post here.
In my opinion, THAT'S AWFUL.
In my opinion, THAT'S messed up!

Are you sure my 11 y o grandson didn't install that jack?

Email this pic to the line's warranty person.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:02 AM   #6
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Are you saying that this came from the factory like this?

A perfect example of how NOT to install anything on a camper.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:21 AM   #7
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Flybob, if you can schedule a trip to Concord, NC sometime after mid Mar 2015, I will correct that mess free of charge to you. I would not use those in the present configuration for fear of doing permanent damage to the frame.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:00 AM   #8
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Not sure if it came from factory like that or if they were installed by dealer. Trying to find out. I asked the dealer and their answer " There are all like that" , however that is the same answer I received on several other questions. I am going to give FR the benefit of the doubt fir now, but so far not impressed.
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Not sure if it came from factory like that or if they were installed by dealer. Trying to find out. I asked the dealer and their answer " There are all like that" , however that is the same answer I received on several other questions. I am going to give FR the benefit of the doubt fir now, but so far not impressed.
Have you contacted Coachmen directly (bypassing your dealer) yet?
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #10
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Yes email sent to warranty rep. Thought I would try to proper route first. I will keep this thread updated with progress ( or lack there of).
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[QUOTE=Mr. Dan;740782]In my opinion, THAT'S AWFUL.
In my opinion, THAT'S messed up!

Are you sure my 11 y o grandson didn't install that jack

Your grandson most likely would have done a much better job!
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:47 PM   #12
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I admit that I don't generally look up under every RV unit I pass but I don't remember seeing jacks with those large round tops attached to RV frames.

I'm accustomed to seeing tops/mounting plates such as these.


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Old 11-22-2014, 07:05 PM   #13
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Good grief! That is ridiculous... I would be ultra ticked off...
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:09 PM   #14
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Still waiting for a reply from reply from factory rep.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:50 AM   #15
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:01 PM   #16
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Heard from factory rep today and he confirmed that jacks were factory installed, but they could be placed closed to the center of the frame and suggested I make an appointment with dealer to fix.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:08 PM   #17
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That's still pretty cheezy... Maybe they will at least make them a little more substantial...
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:27 AM   #18
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My apex isnt mounted with that big round mount, that is just stupid and not needed. I would just remove them and mount that top part of the jack directly to the frame and done!
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